Department of Kinesiology
Kinesiology 1A03/1Y03/2Y03: Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Term: Fall 2013
Instructor: Dr. Krista Howarth
Office Hours: Thursdays 10am-12pm or by appointment
Instructional Assistant: Adrienne Tearle
Office: IWC A102/C
Lab Technician: Christiane DeSavigny
Office: IWC A102/B
An introduction to the anatomy and physiology of embryonic development, the nervous
system, including special senses and the autonomic nervous system, as well as on
overview of the musculoskeletal system, including bone, joint, and muscle physiology
Course Content Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Use anatomical terms to describe body structures, regions, relative positions
and anatomical positions.
2. Explain homeostasis and how it is maintained in the body.
3. Describe the anatomical and physiological changes that occur during embryonic
development from conception to birth. 2
4. Identify and describe the general characteristics, function, location and types of
tissues found in the body.
5. Describe the organization and physiology of the nervous system and the
components of nervous tissue.
6. Identify the location, organization and function of key structures in the central
and peripheral nervous systems.
7. Describe the physiology of nervous tissue and the conduction of action
8. Identify the location, organization and function of key structures in the visual,
auditory, balance, olfactory and gustatory systems.
9. Explain the physiology behind the sensory stimulation of the special senses and
the connection to the central nervous system.
10. Identify the location, organization and function of key structures of the
autonomic nervous system.
11. Describe the function, histology, structure, types, and formation of bone and
12. Identify the bones and prominent surface features of the axial and appendicular
13. Describe the classifications of joints and their associated movements.
14. Describe the structure and histology of skeletal muscle tissue.
15. Explain the sliding filament model and the physiology of skeletal muscle fibers,
including the neuromuscular junction, excitation-contraction coupling and cross-
16. Explain muscle force production, contraction types and fiber types.
17. Identify and describe the general action of key skeletal muscles of the head and
neck, vertebral column, thoracic region, abdominal wall, scapula, shoulder,
upper limb, hip and lower limb.
Skill and Value-Based Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the student will demonstrate competencies in:
Personal organization and time management in order to multi-task, set
priorities, and allocate time effectively to meet deadlines such as tests, prelab
quizzes, exams, and lecture/lab attendance. 3
Professional interaction and communication via email, online forums, and
face to face meetings with professors, staff, teaching assistants, and peers.
Teamwork and interpersonal skills by participation in small group laboratory
exercises and/or initiating participation on discussion boards.
Displaying appropriate and respectful behaviour towards the human anatomy
laboratory, individuals who have donated their bodies to science, and instructors,
staff, teaching assistants, and peers.
Reading relevant texts and course materials and demonstrating comprehension
by completing iclicker questions, weekly tests, prelab quizzes, and final exam.
Seeley’s Anatomy and Physiology, Tenth edition, Vanputte, Regan, and Russo.
McGraw Hill, New York 2014.
Custom Lab Manual
i-Clicker (must be registered as per instructions in the bookstore)
The Princeton Review Human Anatomy and Physiology: A Companion Coloring
Weekly tests: 30% (10 tests x 3%)
Prelab Quizzes: 10% (5 quizzes x 2%). Biweekly lab attendance is mandatory. Lab
quizzes will automatically by replaced by a 0% without proof of lab
attendance. Prelab quizzes are released the Thursday before
your lab and are due the following Monday at noon.
iclicker questions 5% Due to the possibility of absences or technical difficulties, 90%
of the questions correct over the term will equal 100% (eg. if 50
questions are asked, 45 correct responses will count as 100%).
Marks will then be calculated as a percentage of this maximum.
Final Exam: 55% (covering all course content) 4
Attending all sections of the course will be key to your success. All students are
expected attend lecture and lab as well as complete all prelab quizzes, Friday tests, and
exams. Attendance is MANDATORY at your lab. If you do not attend your
scheduled lab, you will not be given the grades you achieved on your prelab quiz.
Labs (IAHS 451)
Labs take place biweekly:
Labs first week Labs second week
L01 T 9:30 - 11:20 L02 T 9:30 - 11:20
L03 T 11:30 - 13:20 L04 T 11:30 - 13:20
L05 T 13:30 - 15:20 L06 T 13:30 - 15:20
L07 W 9:30 - 11:20 L08 W 9:30 - 11:20
L09 W 11:30-13:20 L10 W 11:30-13:20
L11 R 11:30 -13:20 L12 R 11:30 -13:20
L13 R 13: 30 – 15:20 L14 R 13:30 – 15:20
WHIMIS 1A00 and HTH SCI 1BS0 are required safety courses for KIN
1A03/1Y03/2Y03. Laboratory Safety procedures will be reviewed during the first
lab of the year. A number of the labs involve the use of human and animal
specimens. You are expected to adhere to the laboratory guidelines at all times.
Failure to do so will result in removal from the laboratory setting. Several labs will
also involve examination of physiological responses on student volunteers. All
risks and procedures are outlined in th